TEXTURE THESAURUS

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Textures are an excellent way to bring readers deeper into the scene. As you freshly describe textures found in the setting, readers will be reminded of their own past experiences. Used in conjunction with colors and patterns or shapes, the object associated with this texture can become easier to imagine, especially when dealing with something abstract.
COMPARISONS:

NATURAL:
A sea sponge
Poodle fur
Seed pod fluff (trees, plants)
Moss
Mushrooms
Fungi
A forest floor thick with rotting leaves
Dry lichen
Fruit pith (oranges, pomegranates, etc.)
Rotten wood

MAN-MADE:
Fiberglass insulation
Bread
Tofu
Cleaning sponges
Foam fingers at sporting events
Gym and yoga mats
Styrofoam
Memory foam mattresses
Pillows
Doughnuts
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